Kiir fires Upper Nile state’s deputy governor.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has ordered the removal of Upper Nile State’s deputy governor.
President Kiir fired Upper Nile State Deputy Governor James Tor Monybuny and replaced him with Dak Tap Chuol, a former Nasir County Commissioner, in a presidential order released Monday night.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, President Kiir’s party, nominated the fired deputy governor (SPLM).
Mr. Monybuny assumed the job in January 2021.
The South Sudanese president gave no explanation for the shift, instead of invoking presidential powers established in the transitional constitution and the 2018 peace accord.
However, certain instances in the state demonstrated that Governor Obudhok Ayang and his deputy Monybuny could not operate together.
President Salva Kiir voiced dissatisfaction with several governors and their deputies’ handling of state matters in April 2021.
He noted inadequate coordination and a huge trust gap between governors and their deputies, as well as certain top government employees.
Kiir added that he discovered that in several states, governors and their deputies sometimes differed on nominations and government tasks.